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Raila meets Ababu to cool ODM exit talk

11 November 2014, 20:55 William Korir

Nairobi - Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba says he has no plans to leave the Orange Democratic Movement and that talks of dissent are way off the mark.

He also says that a photo posted on social media of him and other supposed CORD rebels was not in any way sinister and that he is committed to making the Orange Party better.

Further, he also says that talk of a break-up of the party is way off the mark.

" There is no revolt in ODM and I am not a part of it, he said of the supposed revolt.

Joined by Wundanyi MP Gideon Mung'aro and suspended ODM executive director Magerer Lang'at the three have been seen as dissenting voices in the party.

Ababu though says that the stories are the imagination by rumour mongers.

" They are just an imagination and have been created by people up to no good. They are all false and please take them as that, he added.

It is understood that ODM and CORD leader Raila Odinga has met with Ababu to speak on the alleged meeting between him and the two other leaders plus Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.

He is said to have asked Ababu to calm the rest down and ensure they are a strong part of ODM.

" Ababu has already spoken to Raila and things are now calm. But there has been issues raised and they will be dealt with," a source at the party that did not want to be named said.

When asked last week of impending talks, Ababu said that he and Raila speak on a regular basis.

" We speak regularly, he said.

Key reason for the alleged problems in the party at the moment is the botched party elections held early this year in Kasarani that have to date failed to be solved. Ababu is said to be extremely unhappy over the matter.

Raila has already promised that fresh elections will be held by the end of the year but whether that bears fruit waits to be seen.

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